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Lovely walks

So enjoyed an hours walking with the dogs off-lead in a safe environment, preceded by tasty cake 'n... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place . A few different walks to do. Different lengths of walks. Lovely cafe and shop... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Barbara F
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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Minsmere Road, Dunwich IP17 3DJ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So enjoyed an hours walking with the dogs off-lead in a safe environment, preceded by tasty cake 'n coffee in the lookout with the dogs beside us

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NoreenO68
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely place . A few different walks to do. Different lengths of walks. Lovely cafe and shop selling different things, home made cakes lovely tea and coffee

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Dunwich Heath and Beach are an absolute hidden gem on the Suffolk Coast. The Heath itself is a blanket of colourful plants and shrubs. The beach, a short walk down a path is just a glory to behold. It's a shingle beach but that does...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travellite78
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Love visiting this place for a quiet walk. Plenty of parking, free for Trust members. Gift shop, and a cafe which sells amazing looking cakes. Coastguard cottages available as holiday accommodation. Decent toilet facilities at the site. Wonderful walk along the cliff top and then...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hatfield_visitor
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

This is an absolutely beautiful place for a walk. The scenery lovely and the paths not challenging for a walk. The silence and peace much appreciated.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 866jw
Reviewed 29 October 2018

A nice spot, not crowded (although car park quite full but everyone dispersed along the beach etc). Pebble beach so not comfortable for a sit down. But it's the history that makes this place so fascinating; along with the excellent Ship Inn. The museum is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rogersF6027IS
Reviewed 26 October 2018

There is a selection of walks to be taken around the heathland, of different lengths,and part of it overlooks the sea with a view to Southwold. The countryside is amazing, there are plenty of seats with views, and the cafe serves excellent tea inside and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marg826
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Lovely walk through the Heath, doing the kids quiz, then onto the beach for some sea air. Abbey enjoyed the park and view across the horizon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We visited Dunwich Heath in September with our two small children and had a really enjoyable few hours there. Our kids loved the "treasure" hunt - leaflets / maps available from the Information Centre. We had glorious weather when we were there and following the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Those familiar with dunwich may know how much has been lost to the sea over the years. Although there is still some of the town left it is a far cry from 100+ years ago. We didn't spend much time on the beach near the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Matthew S
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23 July 2018|
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Response from Hatfield_visitor | Reviewed this property |
yes but on leads. Parking is free to NT members - just scan your membership card at the ticket machine.
Martin H
11 June 2016|
Response from Martin H | Reviewed this property |
Going to answer my own question having just got back. yes it is fine to swim from if a bit stony & relatively sloping. Young children would need watching. High & Low tide marks are realtively close to each other
Bill H
19 February 2016|
Response from grubgobbler | Reviewed this property |
Usually in the Lake District and on the Lancashire moors it is September through to October, I would guess given a week or so it should be around the same time.